Breaking News
More () »

St. Louis Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports | KSDK.com

Joe Buck elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame as winner of the 2020 Pete Rozelle Award

Joe and Jack Buck are the first father-son duo to win the award
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck is shown before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Buck is one of many announcers who has had to trade the press box for a home office. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

CANTON, Ohio — St. Louis has a new hall of famer.

During the call of Thursday night's Bengals/Browns game, St. Louis native broadcaster Joe Buck found out he would be entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton as the winner of the 2020 Pete Rozelle Award.

Joe's father, legendary broadcaster Jack Buck, won the award in 1996. The Bucks are the only father and son duo to both win the award.

Joe Buck began broadcasting NFL games at just 25 years old. He was the youngest person ever to announce a regular slate of NFL games on network TV.

Buck has also called baseball for a number of years, including the World Series for Fox.

Buck and Troy Aikman are in their 19th season together, and are the second-longest tenured announcing team of all-time.

"I don't even know what to say... That's unbelievable," Buck said from the booth live on Thursday night.

"Honored to follow in that man's footsteps. Great announcer, better man, and I miss him. Thank you," Buck said as a montage of pictures of Joe and Jack played on the screen.